Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bennett & RockBridge 2/13/2012

Here is a report from Dan on his recent trip with Jim:

Bevan and I had quite a trip to say the least.  Our original plan was to leave on Monday, February 13.  We planned to fish Bennett a half day then move on to Rockbridge for a day of fishing on Tuesday.  We decided to leave on Sunday instead due to a snowstorm coming in the early hours Monday.   It was snowing pretty good when we woke up on Monday morning.  We did pretty well that morning on globalls and soft hackles.  It was a lot of fun to fish in the snow and actually pretty comfortable.  Here are some photos:


We decided to quit around noon and head to Rockbridge since it was coming in pretty heavy.  That turned out to be a good choice.  It took us about 4 1/2 hours to make a 2 hour trip.

We fished Rockbridge a full day on Tuesday and the weather cooperated fully.   The river did not seem to have nearly as many fish in it as I've seen in the past, but the quality more than made up for lack of quanity.  I landed the biggest rainbow of my fish life at 25 inches and Jim landed a 23 incher.  Jim's fish was pretty much the most perfect rainbow I'd ever seen.

We had to work quite a bit for our fish.  We used globalls, y2ks, midges, woolies,  and prince nymphs.  The bedspread was shut out.

We decided not to fish on the last day, but came on home.